I can't figure out if you're high or just generally what the hell you're talking about.
I don't think it'd shock many of us if SFY made a substantial trade, and Kubina and Ohlund create a redundancy.
Kubina, despite being a Lightning longer, is probably worse than Ohlund would be, and also hypothetically easier to trade, since he's in the last year of his deal. The two of them slowing down the d-corp simultaneously is not an appealing thing to happen either, and it doesn't upgrade the defense from what we had last year at all. (other than Gilroy for Lundin) with Kubina's regression, it probably makes it worse overall.
Man, during year's playoffs I was really euphoric, Kubina was so good before his concussion. Sad to see a player once fancied by all regress that much in relatively short time (just look at his numbers with the Thrashers not even two years ago).
Last edited by LightningStrikes: 12-05-2011 at 12:19 PM.
Defenseman Pavel Kubina (lower body) is on injured reserve retroactive to Monday. He is eligible to play Monday against the Devils at the St. Pete Times Forum. "That's what I'm shooting for," said Kubina, who skated with the team wearing a red no-contact jersey. … Center Nate Thompson (upper body) was expected to play against the Flyers, Boucher said.
Lighting coach Guy Boucher was very negative about the prospects of seeing defenseman Mattias Ohlund back any time soon. Basically, Boucher said, Ohlund's knees are "worn down." Ohlund had arthroscopic surgery on both on Oct. 11 to clean out "loose bodies," but the recovery has been slow and painful and Ohlund is not even skating. "It's not about damage," Boucher said. "He's had enough damage over the years. It just becomes something that's difficult to manage because you can't do much more than has been done. It's pain tolerance now. It's a question of mobility. It's a question of can he skate at the level in the NHL that he needs to follow?"